About Me

Welcome to Pinki’s Palate! I am so glad you’ve visited this blog, and hope that you’ll leave with some inspiration and guidance to living a healthy, compassionate lifestyle–through diet, exercise, faith, adventure, or relationships.

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This blog is created to inspire not only Jains, but anyone interested in pursuing a healthy, compassionate lifestyle through a plant-based diet.

I started cooking and creating these recipes my sophomore year in college. I dedicate this blog to my mom for all her cooking inspiration (and nicknaming me “Pinki”). Even more so, she has blessed my siblings and I by not only nourishing my family with a completely Jain diet, but educating us to understand why we should follow it, and teaching us the benefits of self-control.

Growing up Jain in the United States is no doubt, a challenge. But I believe that with right faith, right knowledge, and right conduct, any challenge can be overcome. Over the years, I have noticed the lack of resources for easy, nutritious Jain recipes. I have also experienced that as we get older, our lives only seem to get busier. For these two reasons, I have developed recipes that incorporate wholesome nutritional value (yes, including protein), simple instructions, and minimal time.

Cooking is both scientific and artistic. Most of my recipes have been the result of countless experiments and inspiration from food lovers. My dream is to someday write a cookbook and an app for Jain recipes that caters to my followers.

Is there a dish you really love and want to know how to turn Jain? I am always willing to experiment and open to any suggestions, so leave a comment or send me a message to share what you want to see on Pinki’s Palate!

With love,

Priyanka

18 Comments

  1. Amazing blog! I love it! Whenever I don’t know what to make, I can browse through here and through the pictures you post on Facebook for ideas! Keep it going, can’t wait to buy your recipe book one day! So proud of you, GO GIRL! ❤

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  2. As an opportunistic Jain that loves onions and garlic, I’m grateful that you started to blog about your experiments! Keep it up!

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  3. Hi Priyanka!

    As a fellow Jain and crossfitter, I really appreciate this blog!

    Not sure which part if US you live in but there is a great Facebook group called ‘Young Jains of America’ (norteast area). I think you should post your blog information on that. It will be very helpful for them. Also, they have host a lot of activities throughout the year.

    Here is the link if you are interested…
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/yjanortheast/

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  4. Priyanka! I wish I could reach through the screen and virtually hug you for this marvelous blog. My husband and I eat a vegetarian diet (try to eat vegan as much as possible) minus onion and garlic. I cannot say that our diet is Jain strictly because we do eat root vegetables. But finding tasty, simple, nutritious NO-NG recipes is such a challenge! So your blog is something I am loving, something I am going to be browsing through regularly henceforth. Thank you, thank you and thank you.

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    • Dear Vidhya,

      Thank you for your sweet message! It is wonderful to know that this blog is providing readers with what they are looking for 🙂 If you have any suggestions of recipes you would like to see turned NO-NG, feel free to let me know. P.S. If you subscribe by email to this blog, you will get a notification for new recipe posts!

      Best wishes,

      Priyanka

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  5. karan says

    Appreciate your efforts in following your passion and at the same time keeping your values intact!

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  6. amazing blog and splendid looking recipes . I am definitely gonna try to make a few of these … maybe return back to vegetarianism myself … thanks !!!

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  7. Phalguni says

    i came across your blog recently and am highly impressed with it as I to am a jain and follow the principles. i have a question as you are from sports medicine field….my husband is a marathon runner and to incorporate a jain diet with high protein and carbs becomes a challenge for me. So can you guide me or share some recipes that would be benefical to him. thank you

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  8. James says

    This is an amazing blog. As someone just learning about the faith and lifestyle, this has taught me a lot, especially about the practical aspect including the diet and rationales. Keep up the great work!

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    • Thank you for your sweet comment James! So glad that it has helped you explore a few aspects of Jainism 😊 Feel free to subscribe to get updates on new posts!

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  9. Nisarg says

    Hey this is a nice blog! Keep writing 🙂

    I’m on the west coast, any YJA sort of groups that you know of here? Seattle to be precise. Thanks!

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